President Donald Trump has repeatedly sought to conceal details of his personal interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin including at at least one occasion when he seized the notes of his own interpreter, according to The Washington Post . Citing current and forms U.S. Pat. Officials, the report claims that after a meeting between the two heads of state in Germany Trump also instructed the translator not to disclose any details of what transpired with administration officials.
Trump's actions were reportedly brought to light when a White House advisor and senior state official requested further information from the interpreter in addition to a handout provided by the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who also attended.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a White House spokesperson told the Post that the Trump's administration has attempted to "" improve the relationship with Russia "after the Obama administration" pursued a "reset" policy that sought engagement for the affair of engagement . " The report by Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Saturday evening, Trump said he wasn't "keeping anything under wraps" and that would be happy to share what was discussed with Putin.
The Post's revelation has come one day after a New York Times article reported the FBI had opened an investigation into whether Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia.
In the same interview with Pirro, Trump referred to the Times article as "the most insulting article I've ever written [about me]."
"I can tell you this, if you ask the folks in Russia, I've been any other – probably any other president period, ”he said. “Last but not least the last three or four presidents, modern day presidents, nobody's been as tough as I have from any standpoint.” Robert Mueller closes in on the president while investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and allegations Trump obstructed justice .
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